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  • 84 stranded people, including tourists, airlifted in Sikkim

    Gangtok: Over 80 people, including tourists, who were stranded in North Sikkim due to incessant rains and landslides, were airlifted by the armed forces Monday, district administration officials said. A total of 84 people, including tourists and locals, were airlifted by helicopters. Forty two people were flown from Chungtang to Gangtok, 22 from Chungthang to Bagdogra, 11 from Mangan to Gangtok, two from Chaten to Gangtok and seven people from Mangan to

  • Madras High Court initiates contempt proceeding against BJP leader H. Raja

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Monday suo moto initiated contempt proceedings against BJP National Secretary H. Raja over his alleged derogatory remarks against the judiciary. Raja was alleged to have made the remarks during heated arguments with the police in Pudukottai district on Saturday when a Ganesh idol procession was stopped citing court orders against the procession route.

  • ‘People target Sangh out of fear of its increasing power,’ says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

    New Delhi: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Monday said the organisation has emerged as a “power” in the country and many people target it out of fear. “Its (RSS) work gets advertised automatically when its power increases. And when its work gets popular, then people try to learn more about it. And then few people target Sangh out of fear of its increasing power which is quite natural,” he said at an outreach event

  • 1 arrested for desecrating Periyar statue

    Chennai: One person was arrested here for desecrating the statute of rationalist leader E.V. Ramasamy also known as Periyar, whose 140th birth anniversary fell on Monday, police said. According to the police, Jagadeesan, an advocate who was riding a two-wheeler, threw a shoe at the statue located on the arterial Anna Salai here. Members of the VCK party caught Jagadeesan and the police arrested him.

  • Congress president Rahul Gandhi halts during roadshow in MP, drinks tea and poses for selfie

    Bhopal: Congress president Rahul Gandhi took a brief halt during his roadshow here Monday and had tea and ‘samosa’ at a roadside stall. He also posed for a selfie with the tea stall owner and his staff, Congress MLA Jitu Patwari told PTI. Earlier, the 48-year-old Congress chief set out on the roadshow after taking blessings from 11 Hindu priests as he kick-started his party’s campaign in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh. Enroute his 15-km-long roadshow,

  • Creation of better education, health facilities in border areas a priority: Nirmala Sitharaman

    Pithoragarh: Creation of better educational and health facilities in border regions of the country is a priority for the Centre, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Monday. Inaugurating a medical camp organised by the Army in Dharchula, Sitharaman said such events reflected the Centre’s concern for people living in border areas.

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    Supreme Court directs Uttar Pradesh government to ensure treatment, award compensation to Nikah halala petitioner

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to ensure medical treatment and compensation to a Muslim woman petitioner in a case concerning polygamy and ‘nikah halala’, who suffered an acid attack and has sought protection. The apex court directed the Chief District Medical Officer of Bulandshahr town, where she was attacked, to ensure proper treatment to Shabnam Rani and asked the administration to consider granting her additional security. Rani was last

  • RRB Group C ALP, Technician answer key 2018 to be released again today; click on indianrailways.gov to check

    The answer keys of RRB Group C exam which was held on September 14 will be released on the official website of RRB which is indianrailways.gov. Due to some technical reasons, RRB CBT ALP And Technician objection tracker was temporarily unavailable. Hence, it will be made available again today. The last date to submit objections has been extended until September 21, 2018.

  • BJP president Amit Shah, other leaders visit Goa CM Manohar Parrikar at AIIMS

    New Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah and many senior party leaders visited ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here on Monday. Sources in the premier hospital said although 62-year-old Parrikar “is not critical”, he was under observation. He is admitted at the old private ward under Dr Pramod Garg, professor of gastroenterology.

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    India does not discriminate against tourists based on their sexual orientation: Tourism Minister K J Alphons

    New Delhi: India does not discriminate against tourists based on their sexual orientation and everyone is welcome to come to the country, Tourism Minister K J Alphons said on Monday. The minister was responding to a question about the government’s view on promoting LGBT tourism in the country in the backdrop of the Supreme Court decriminalising homosexuality and Thailand promoting itself as a safe destination for the community.